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Begonia 'Escargot'

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Why We Love It

Reknown for its eye-catching, unusual, spiral, snail-shaped leaves. Cultivar of Begonia Rex which is native to India. While there are other varieties of Begonia Rex with similar, spiral leaf shapes, the Escargot is instantly recognisable because of its leaves' contrasting colours which have a silvery green base with dark green borders and at the centre of each swirl.

    • Fast grower.
    • Lets you know when it is thirsty by wilting and bounces back to shape when watered.

Growth pattern: Rhizomatous, clump-forming & bushy

Water: When the top 2-3cm of soil becomes dry. Do not allow water to sit on the leaves.

Ideal Position: North or east facing

Light: Bright, indirect or filtered light.

Humidity disclaimer: This plant will grow well outside of a terrarium or cabinet. However, all tropical plants thrive with higher humidity levels. To achieve this we suggest grouping plants together, or putting them in a bathroom or kitchen which gets regular use.

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Planting and Care

Into a Pot

If you're planting into a pot or container, have a hand trowel and a watering tool ready, plus a container larger than the one your plant arrived in.

  1. Pour a small amount of soil at the bottom of your chosen container.
  2. Put the plant in place and then back-fill soil around the rootball.
  3. Lightly water after repotting. The soil should be just damp enough that if you press your forefinger into the soil it is moist above the top of your nail.
  4. Regularly check the soil is moist but not soaking or sitting in water.
  5. Make sure to place your plant away from any harsh drafts.

Product Specifications

Current Height10 - 15 cm
Botanic NameBegonia 'Escargot'
Height25 cm
Code: SPRTL164297

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